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5th edition of the Bulgarian National Legal Workshop

October 5th 2011

The Bulgarian Commission for Protection against Discrimination will organise a National Legal Workshop dedicated on the application of antidiscrimination legislation on 10-12 October 2011.

The National Legal Workshop represents an unique opportunity for magistrates, lawyers and judges at national level to meet, gain and exchange knowledge and practical skills in solving discrimination cases. The event is organized under Project VS/2010/008/0536 “Equality as a Path to Progress”, with support of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS. A significant part of the workshop will be dedicated to a Moot court on discrimination cases, a premiere in Bulgaria. Participants will be divided in six groups and will address cases from the practice of the CPD.

Among key EU speakers are Ms. Jana Gajdosova from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights who will present the study "Access to Justice in Europe: overview of challenges and opportunities" as well as the "Handbook on European non-discrimination law".”

Mr. Evgeni Boev from the European Court on Human Rights will present Case-law of the ECHR on cases for violation of the prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment and the prohibition of discrimination – Article 3 and Article 14 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Mr. Kai Ziegler from the Court in Luxemburg will present relevant cases of discrimination on gender and age grounds.

Speakers from the Supreme Administrative Court and the Supreme Court of Cassation will focus on the application of antidiscrimination legislation by domestic courts. Interesting topic of the Social Attitudes, Stereotypes and Prejudices will be presented by the Head of the Bulgarian Psychologists Association, Mr. Ivan Igov.

Event details
- Organiser: Commission for Protection against Discrimination (Bulgarian Equality Body and Member of Equinet)
- Location: Varna, Bulgary
- Date: 10 - 12 October 2011